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Space expert recommends government buy remote sensing capabilities as service

The image resolution of commercial satellites has dramatically improved over the years, making commercial remote sensing capability a more important component of Defense Department and intelligence community needs. Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the U.S. government should buy as a service when it […]

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Few options for agencies to get around continuing resolutions, defense budget expert says

The continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress affects every federal agency’s ability to fund new initiatives. For the Pentagon, the CR will stall new-start programs as well as production increases. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said there are not many […]

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Communication framework would strengthen future battle networks, says defense expert

The Pentagon tests machine learning technologies aiming to increase data sharing among combatant commands. Those experiments are part of the larger Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) guiding concept, which aims to improve interoperability among military platforms. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and […]

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Transfer of defense budget share from Army to Navy smaller than anticipated

The defense budget request from the White House cuts Defense Department procurement funding by $8 billion. The request asks for $112 billion for research and development, a 5% increase. Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at CSIS and former captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, said there was less resource transfer from the […]

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Removing US troops from Afghanistan would save up to $10 billion per year, defense budget analyst says

President Biden’s new topline budget designates $715 billion for the Defense Department. The proposal would cut the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, created to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The proposal would move the OCO portion of the budget, which has totaled about $69 billion per year, into the base defense budget, explained […]

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Defense spending bill reconciliation

Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the option of using reconciliation for the FY2022 defense spending bill and potential implications

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Thinking on the margins of the defense budget

Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, discusses how thinking in incremental choices can help the Pentagon save money

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